be alive and kicking

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be alive and kicking

To be active and healthy. A: "How are you doing after your surgery?" B: "I'm alive and kicking!" I thought for sure that old dog wouldn't survive the winter, but he's alive and kicking!
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Arsenal are alive and kicking in the Champions League, however, and with an FA Cup campaign to come - which kicks off against Plymouth tomorrow - Djourou believes there is much to look forward to.